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Dirty Spending Secrets. U.S. National Debt Clock. U.S. National Debt Clock : Real Time. World debt comparison: The global debt clock. National Budget Simulation. National Budget Simulation Use the pop-up menus to increase or decrease as many of the budget items as you'd like.

National Budget Simulation

When you're finished, click the button at the end of the document. Visualizing the credit crisis. United States - Department of The Treasury - Homepage. Tax Resources. Visual Guide to Deflation. Deflation is inflation’s polar opposite.

Visual Guide to Deflation

It’s what happens when prices go down and you get more bang for your buck. Sounds good right? But deflation, like inflation is complicated and much less understood than inflation. Unemployment Explained. Update: See November 2009 Unemployment Rate for an updated look at the unemployment rate.

Unemployment Explained

The overall unemployment rate currently stands at 7.2 percent, a 15-year high according to Bureau of Labor Statistics. Each day since the current recession began, in December 2007, the news has been full of reports of job layoffs. Just today the government released a report indicating that the number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits is at its highest level in a quarter of a century, as more workers seek government assistance. Could the news get any worse?